I am using Vector Linux 6.00
I am trying to connect to and use a network printer at a place where I will be working, which has a network printer already set up. It's a Brother MFC-465CN.
I have opened up the CUPS site and entered details of the printer.
Under 'Add New Printer', I have entered:
Description: Brother MFC-465CN
Next, the screen is 'Device for Brother'. The options are:
Backend Error Handler
Brother MFC-465CN 192.168.1.66 (Brother MFC-465CN)
HP Fax (HPLIP)
HP Printer (HPLIP)
Internet Printing Protcol (http)
Internet Printing Protcol (ipp)
LPD/LPR Host or Printer
Windows Printer via SAMBA
I first chose the obvious, the Brother MFC-465CN option. On the next screen was a list of many Brother printers, but not the MFC-465CN. I chose the closest:
Brother MFC-6550MC – CUPS + Gutenprint v5.2.4.(en)
but neither sending a Print test Page command, nor asking OpenOffice Writer to print a file produces any output.
However, if I issue the command:
PING 192.168.1.66 (192.168.1.66) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 192.168.1.66: icmp_seq=1 ttl=255 time=30.1 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.66: icmp_seq=2 ttl=255 time=0.487 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.66: icmp_seq=3 ttl=255 time=0.478 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.66: icmp_seq=4 ttl=255 time=0.484 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.66: icmp_seq=5 ttl=255 time=0.493 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.66: icmp_seq=6 ttl=255 time=0.488 ms
--- 192.168.1.66 ping statistics ---
6 packets transmitted, 6 received, 0% packet loss, time 4999ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 0.478/5.430/30.153/11.056 ms
which is encouraging,
but which Device option do I choose and how do I configure it?